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Should You Try These Latest Food Trends?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Product Reviews  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD Last week I attended the New York City Fancy Food Show where I saw a wide variety of food trends. Here’s a look at what will be hitting store shelves—and which foods you should keep in your cart, and others you may want to skip. From The Ground Up Cauliflower Snacks
Cauliflower has made its way into pretzels and crackers. Both the cracker and pretzels are tasty and have a similar taste to the real deal.…

Product Review and Giveaway: simplyFUEL Protein Balls

Monday, March 5th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Product Reviews  /  Comments: more
Have you noticed lots of balls and bites coming on the market lately? As part of my job I get to taste many of them. Hands down, these simplyFUEL Protein Balls are one of my favorites. Usually I get free samples to check if I like the nutrition and flavor, but these babies were so tasty that I put in an order on Amazon to get more! I contacted founder Mitzi Dulan, who agreed to send the winner of this giveaway two large bags of

Should You Try A Meat Delivery Service?

Monday, June 26th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Product Reviews, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN It seems you can get just about anything delivered to your front door these days and meat is no exception. There are several companies offering subscription services, where a month’s supply of meat will automatically be delivered to your doorstep each month. Think of it like a CSA delivery of fruits and veggies, but instead of produce, you get different cuts of meat each month. Most companies…

Strawberry-Cocoa Oatmeal

Monday, February 27th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Product Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I’m a sponsored CocoaVia® brand influencer, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. During the bone chilling days of winter, I love warming up with a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal is also the perfect way to add cocoa flavanols into my daily regimen. One of my favorite flavor combinations for oatmeal is strawberries and chocolate. Why Are Cocoa Flavanols

The Inside Scoop: Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards

Thursday, February 16th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Product Reviews  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I’m a sponsored CocoaVia® brand influencer, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. Last week I attended the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards at Lincoln Center on behalf of the CocoaVia®  brand. It was in honor of heart health month, which is February. As heart disease greatly affects my family and myself, it was an honor to participate in the evening’s events.…

Should You Take A Probiotic?

Monday, December 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Product Reviews  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Role Mommy Writer’s Network. I was compensated to attend this event, but all opinions are my own. Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down for an intimate lunch with culinary nutritionist, Ellie Krieger. As the spokesperson for Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics, Ellie chatted about one of the newest and most exciting…

Review and Giveaway: Mpowher Apparel

Monday, October 10th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Product Reviews  /  Comments: more
  By Toby Amidor, MS, RD The workout gear giveaway is sponsored by MPowher Apparel. Photos courtesy of MPowher Apparel. As part of my healthy lifestyle, I exercise frequently. I play on numerous U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) leagues, take Pilates classes 1-3 times a week, and do lots of walking. Of course I like to exercise in style, but I found that MPowerHer has a bigger message that speaks to me. So for me, exercise…

Cookbook Review: Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook

Thursday, September 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Product Reviews  /  Comments: more
By Alissa Fogelson, Contributing Blogger
It’s no secret that nutritious eating while pregnant is vital. Yet many expectant mothers tend to be confused about the types of foods to restrict and ways that they can use nutrition to ease pregnancy discomforts. How can expectant mothers ensure they are eating foods that will allow their babies to grow and develop healthfully? The new cookbook Healthy, Happy Pregnancy

Kids App Review: Food Leap

Monday, May 9th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Product Reviews  /  Comments: 0

By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Since today’s media often influences kids with advertisements for sugar-sweetened and high calorie foods, kids sometimes forget about the healthy foods available. Creator of the website Super Kids Nutrition, Melissa Halas-Liang recently released a fun and educational new app, Food Leap, to help introduce healthy foods to kids. Check out how your little one can enjoy this…

National Nutrition Month Day 21: Clean Eating Cooking School

Monday, March 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Product Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
  For day 21 of National Nutrition Month, I wanted to introduce Michelle Dudash’s online Clean Eating Cooking School. Michelle is a registered dietitian, certified chef, and author of Clean Eating for Busy FamiliesHer latest project is an amazing cooking school that is completely online. Her cooking school provides cooking videos, meal planning, and cooking tips so you can get a nourishing meal…

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